The Best Daily News Apps

Founded in 1919, the Daily News is a daily newspaper based in New York City. The ninth most-read daily paper in the United States, it has a reputation for investigative journalism, and has a strong local focus—New York City news, intense city coverage, celebrity gossip, comics, a sports section, classified ads, and a weekly opinion section. The News is currently owned by tronc, which purchased the paper in 2017. The Daily News is the second oldest newspaper in the United States and was the first U.S. daily to be printed in tabloid format. It is known for its historical partisanship, and has since exhibited a moderate-to-liberal editorial stance.

The New York Times describes the newspaper’s current editorial stance as “flexibly centrist,” and its political coverage as having a liberal slant with a “high-minded, if populist legacy.” In addition to highlighting political wrongdoing, the News has also focused on social intrigue, such as the Teapot Dome scandal and the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that caused the latter to abdicate his monarchy. The News was one of the first newspapers to use wirephoto services in the 1930s and has a staff of dedicated photographers.

As the number of newspapers declines, readers can turn to online resources for their daily dose of news. Many of the best daily news apps offer a combination of original and curated content to meet your reading needs, whether you’re looking for the latest political developments or just a quick laugh.

Pulse: A fusion with LinkedIn made this slick iPhone app, available for Apple and Android devices, even better. Sign in using your LinkedIn credentials, and you’ll get a personalized news stream that pulls in articles based on your connections and industry interests. You can also like and comment on stories, and share them with your network—all before the workday begins.

Need2Know: This weekday morning e-newsletter distills the day’s top news stories into pithy, relatable summaries written as if by your smart and sassy co-worker. It’s perfect for busy people who want to stay informed but don’t have much time. Plus, the e-newsletter tacks on a hilarious relevant tweet at the end to start your day with a smile.

The WSJ offers a variety of free email newsletters to keep you up-to-date on global news and finance, technology, business, and more. You can customize the frequency of each newsletter, and you’ll receive daily alerts for breaking news and featured stories. You can even follow a topic to receive a brief description of each article as it’s published in the WSJ.

The Morning Ledger delivers daily insights on corporate finance and governance, from the WSJ CFO Journal team. CMO Today covers the latest trends and developments in media and marketing, and The Morning Download offers daily insights on business technology from the WSJ CIO Journal team. All of these newsletters and more can be found in the WSJ App for iOS and on the WSJ website.